Experience Antarctica Differently

Antarctica will amaze you.

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Fly to Antarctica

FLY Across the Drake Passage - 16 Day Trip

FLY to Antarctica and JOIN a YACHT for the most up-close, personal, journey to ANTARCTICA


Sail. Explore. Discover.



We are an Expedition Sailboat Company

We sail in the World's Southern Ocean and Explore some of the last wild places. We take keen travelers, Adventureres, Scientists, and Mountaineers where they want to go. Explore Antarctica, the Beagle Channel, Isla de los Estados, the Falklands, the Darwin Range and Fjords, South Georgia
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Ocean Tramp is an Expedition sailing vessel built for the high latitudes. She is Aluminum hulled and has a very protected pilot house for steering. You want nothing less when going to Antarctica

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Ocean Tramp allows passengers to get up close to the ice. Her size allows provides maneuverability and flexibility. We can get into places larger boats can not. We can also take advantage of opportunities as they arise – amazing light, a breaching whale, and that perfect shot.

Watch to learn more about Quixote Expeditions and our exciting destinations

Watch to learn more about Quixote Expeditions and where we go!

Where Do We Go?

Choose Your Next Southern Ocean Sailing Adventure


Sail or FLY to the White Continent and experience Antarctica how it is supposed to be experienced. First hand, up close, personal. Spend time watching penguins, whales, seals. Explore old whaling stations, science bases

Isla de Los Estados

Only very recently opened to the public, Quixote Expeditions is one of very few who have permits to this island. Isla de los Estados is home to King penguins, a former prison colony, and the site of the famed Jule Verne Novel “Lighthouse at the end of the World”, join us to explore this remote island nature preserve

Upcoming Trips!

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We don’t just go to amazing places, we also interact with them. On every expedition we bring an active research scientist so that they can take samples, observations, or other data for their research. Why? We care about the places we go. We want our guests to be involved in first hand research. We think its important.
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Who Travels with Us?

See what past guests have said about their adventure

Curious Minds

Adventurous Souls



Thanks for this amazing journey... The amazing sunrise in the Magellan Straits, the Commerson dolphins playing at the bow and the huge rainbow at sunset during the crossing... are some of my best memories.  I feel lucky for being able to journey like this.


I can not begin to say how much I enjoyed my time on Ocean Tramp! Your confidence and competence made for such a wonderful adventure. Thank you for getting around a spectacular part of the world in such comfort.




We are proud to be a member of IAATO – a community or Antarctic Tour Operators that works together to protect Antarctica and give the best possible experience to each and every visitor.

Leave No Trace

We are proud to be a partner with Leave No Trace and support the seven Leave No Trace Principles on our trips.

Eco-Friendly Travel

Quixote Expeditions uses technology and simplicity to offer some of the most eco-friendly, efficient, and minimal impact trips.
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Solar Panels are in use onboard to help supply the boat with power
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Motion sensor faucets help limit wasteful water consumption
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LED lights on the entire boat cut down on power consumption by nearly 90%
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With a wind generator, we harness the wind’s power and use it onboard

Latest updates from the vessel

blogs updates from onboard
  • Leopard Seals, King Penguins and Snow – did our Antarctic season start early? No – we are in Isla de los Estados and today we had all three. The days started with about 2 inches of snow on deck. It was sticky snow and perfect…

  • And we are officially on our first trip of the year. This trip is more exploratory and scientific – we have onboard Alejandro who joined us last year to confirm otters on Isla de los Estaods (success). He is now back to place even more…

  • New Citizen Science Project Quixote Expeditions joins new Citizen Science Project   What do whales, Penguins, and seals all have in common?  Yes you can find them in Antarctica, but they also all eat the same thing – Krill! (and probably the reason they all…

  • Ya estamos muy próximos a Malvinas, solo 200 millas. Las emociones se suceden semejantes a las olas que nos fueron acompañando y las expectativas vuelan junto a la ansiedad de pisar las islas. Estoy muy bien en este confortable y seguro velero, gratamente formando equipo…

  • The temperature at sea is interesting, as it doesn’t change that much from the morning to mid-day and very little from day to night. The ocean, water, holds heat so much better than land that it’s the water that dictates our air temperature more than…

  • For our sail south I stand 6-9 watch – both morning and night, giving me the privilege of watching the sun rise and fall. <br><br> When I come on shift at 6, the sky is a deep grey-black with just enough contrast to barely make…

  • Late Summer Newsletter published Climate Science, Amazing books, and upcoming trips YES – the Late Summer Newsletter is out. Don’t let the end of Summer get you down, because spring is just around the corner down here in the South! Read on for more info…

  • Washington Climate Researcher selected to join Antarctic Expedition Expedition tour operator sponsors scientist to calibrate climate change in the Southern Ocean FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 4, 2017 Ushuaia, Argentina. Bradley Markle, who just completed his PhD at the University of Washington, has been selected to join the expedition sailing vessel…

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